Friday Spotlight: Hell’s Belles

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Image result for hell's belles magrsHell’s Belles by Paul Magrs


Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.


Opening Line:

The journey took longer than she was expecting.

The train trundled through miles of greenish-gold September woods, tiny villages and fields that seemed to go on for ever. As they approached the coast, however, the skies grew wider and paler.


Page 56:

Soon they would be back home with new guests in situ. She loved the thought of getting back to work. Scouring and polishing ans hoovering round. And making up beds and getting the washing machine swirling and thundering.

Maybe she’d let Frank dress up in honour of the looming Goth weekend. Give those guests of hers a pleasurable thrill as he brought them their eggs and bacon. He could even let his bolts show, and pretend, laughingly, that they were fake. Or he could come clanking in with tea and toast, dragging chains behind him.


Book Summary: 

Penny is running away from a life of domestic strife and into mysterious Whitby – where she hopes to find herself. But in her quest for self-discovery, Penny may have stumbled on something far more sinister: the gateway to hell. For Whitby is no ordinary seaside resort, and all that keeps the evil at bay are Brenda and Effie – two very unusual old ladies. When a film crew comes to town to remake the sixties schlock horror movie Get Thee Inside Me, Satan, Brenda and Effie suspect something strange is afoot. Female lead Karla Sorenson is reprising her role and she doesn’t look like she’s aged a day. Surely that’s not possible? Then there are the disturbing rumours surrounding the original movie – a cult classic that is, quite literally, spell-binding. As events spool out of control, Penny’s new boss Robert draws her deeper into the movie’s peculiar mystery. But can it be stopped before all hell breaks loose? 



21st – 27th – (Double Question Week) – 1.Which is your favourite library (or which would you most like to visit)? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea) 2. How often do you visit the library? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I don’t think I have a favourite library but I do visit my local one pretty often. It’s only a 5-minute drive and is still a novelty to me so I pop down every fortnight or so and grab a couple of new books.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.

9 thoughts on “Friday Spotlight: Hell’s Belles”

  1. Somehow the cover and the text don’t sound like they go together. Don’t you think the cover looks like it is for a different sort of book?

    I’m so lucky to have several libraries within easy driving distance.

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    1. Actually, you’re right, I think it does now I look at it! I’d probably go with something more illustrated or cartoony. I think it helps that it’s later in the series, so the cover design didn’t really affect my choosing it.


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